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State of New Hampshire 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 

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YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 

1940 



FOLEY & WEBER, Inc., Printers 
BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE 

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State of New Hampshire 
Coos County Report 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 
1940 



POLEY <S? WEBER, Inc., Printers 
BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
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Index 



County Officers 5 

Representatives to General Court 7 

County Delegation 11 

Budget as Passed 24 

Fiscal Agent's Report 26 

Sworn Statement 30 

Financial Report 31 

Balance Sheet 31 

Comparative Debt Statement 32 
Comparative Statement^of Appropriations and Expenditures 33 

Treasurer's Report 34 

Detail of Receipts 35 

Detail of Expenditures 37 

Public Welfare Expenditures 40 
Detail of Relief Expenditures Insert 

Auditors' Report 42 

Report of Superintendent of County Farm 44 

Summary of Receipts 45 

Summary of Expenditures 46 

Farm Production 50 

County Farm Inventory 51 

Weakly per Capita Cost of inmates 53 

Held for Immigration Officials 54 

Inmates at County Farm 55 

Prisoners 58 

Real Estate and Personal Property Inventory 67 

Report of Clerk of Superior Court 68 

Solicitor's Report 70 

Sheriff's Report 81 

Chaplain's Report 83 

Physician's Report 84 



County Officers 



Superior Court 

HENRI A. BURQUE, Chief Justice 
FRED C. CLEAVELAND, Clerk 
FRANK R. KENNISON, Attorney-General 
F. MAURICE LAFORCE, County Solicitor 
LESTER E. MOSES, Sheriff 



Fiscal Agent 

ALEXANDER F. THOMPSON, Swanzey 



County Commissioners 
CLARK E. SWAIL, Chairman, Colebrook 
ALPHONSE N. McCREADY, Clerk, Berlin 

DANA H. LEE, Lancaster 
Term Ending April 1, 1941 

HENRY M. MOFFETT, Berlin 
JOHN R. JACKSON, Columbia 
CHARLES J. McGEE, Carroll 



County Treasurer 

HARRY D. K1LGORE, Gorham 
Term Ending April 1, 1941 

WILLIAM WARREN, Groveton 



Deputy Sheriffs 

ISMOND D. ELLINGWOOD, Groveton 
ALBERT J. KENNY, Lancaster 
E. H. JORDAN, Whitefield 
ALEX DUMESNIL, Berlin 
CLARK NORRIS, Colebrook 
GEORGE WOODS, Stewartstown 



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Jailer and Superintendent 

DON W. STEVENS, North Stratford 



Matron 

VESTA C. STEVENS, R. N., North Stratford 



Register of Deeds 
WILLIAM D. THOMPSON, Lancaster 



Register of Probate 

FRED C. CONGDON, Lancaster 



Judge of Probate 

EDGAR M. BOWKER, Whitefield 



Medical Referees 

LEANDRE P. BEAUDOIN, Berlin 
WALTER F. NOYES, Colebrook 
WILLIAM M. BRONSON, Lancaster 



Representatives to the 
General Court 



Berlin Ward 1 

Peter Collette, d 
Edward F. Hinchey, d 
Elisabeth H. Mason, d and r 
Henry A. Smith, d 
Henry M. Moffett, d and r 

Berlin— Ward 2 

Mark E. Evans, d 
Clara A. Lazure, d 
Ovila Lemieux, r 
George T. Studd, d 

Berlin— Ward 3 

Hilda C. F. Brungot, r 
Marie A. Christiansen, r 
Raoul L. Ramsey, d 

Berlin— Ward 4 

Esther C. Bixby, d 
Alphonsine M. Dugas, d and r 
Rebecca Gagnon, d 
Fred G. Hayes, Jr., d 

Carroll 

Joseph A. Seymour, d 

Clarksville 

Not entitled 



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Colebrook 

Clark Fuller, r 
Samuel A. Weeks, r 

Columbia 

Albion Parkhurst, r 

Dalton 

William O. Emerson, r 

Dummer 

Not entitled 

Errol 

Not entitled 

Gorham 

Charles A. Chandler, d 
James A. Fraser, d 

Jefferson 

Raymond G. Kimball, r and d 

-Lancaster 

Arthur C. Cryans, r 
Lula J. A. Morris, r 

Milan 

Lloyd E. Fogg, r and d 

Millsfield 

Not entitled 

Northumberland 

William H. Ashe, Jr., d 
Donald W. Marshall, d 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 

Pittsburg 

Frank W. Baldwin, r 

Randolph 

Not entitled 

Shelburne 

Not entitled 

Stark 

Not entitled 

S tewar tsto wn 

George M. Weeks, r and d 

Stratford 

Ralph M. Hutchins, d 

Wentworth Location 

Not entitled 

Whitefield 

Carl E. Taylor, r and d 



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Coos County Delegation 



Berlin, New Hampshire 
May 11, 1940 

The Coos County Convention was called to order at 2:00 P. M., 
May 11th, at the Court House, Berlin, New Hampshire, with Chairman 
Harvey L. Hinman presiding. George R. Paine was elected Secretary Pro 
Tern. The roll was called and the following were present: 

Barden, Paine, Hinchey, C. D. Smith, Trottier, Montminy, Palmer, 
Ramsay, Bisson, Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, LaForce, Congdon, Kel- 
sea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Cryan, Hartford, Peabody, Row- 
den, Marshall, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntyre. 

The following motion was offered by Mrs. Bixby and seconded 
by Mr. LaForce: "If the County Commissioners have not been notified 
about this meeting by the Clerk of this Delegation, I make the motion 
that this meeting be adjourned for two weeks and that the Clerk be in- 
structed to notify the Commissioners of this meeting and that their 
expenses be paid by the County of Coos." 

On the roll call, the following voted for adjournment: 

Trottier, Ramsay, Bisson, Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, LaForce, 
Congdon, Kelsea, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Cryan, Hartford, and Phe- 
lan. The following voted not to adjourn: 

Paine, Hinchey, C. D. Smith, Montminy, Palmer, Jackson, Pea- 
body, Rowden, Marshall, Noyes, Hinman, and Mclntyre. 

The motion to adjourn being carried, the meeting was adjourned 
to Saturday, May 25th, 1940, at 2:00 P. M. 

GEORGE R. PAINE, 
Clerk Pro Tern. 



Berlin, New Hampshire 
May 25, 1940 

The Coos County Convention was called to order at 2:00 P. M., 
May 25, at the Court House, Berlin, New Hampshire, with Chairman 



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Harvey L. Hinman presiding. George R. Paine, Secretary Pro Tern., 
called the roll and the following were present: 

Barden, Paine, H. A. Smith, Hinchey, C. D. Smith, Trottier, 
Montminy, Palmer, Ramsey, Bisson, Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, La- 
Force, Congdon, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, 
Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, Marshall, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hin- 
man, and Mclntyre. 

It was moved by C. D. Smith and seconded by E. F. Hinchey that 
the budget for the fiscal year 1940 be considered. The budget was read 
by clerk Paine, and Fiscal Agent Thompson was called in to explain 
budget. Discussion followed. C. D. Smith seconded by E. F. Hinchey 
moved that budget be passed. On the roll call, the following voted yes: 

Barden, Paine, H. A. Smith, Hinchey, C. D. Smith, Trottier, 
Montminy, Palmer, Ramsay, Bisson, Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, Cong- 
don, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, 
Rowden, Marshall, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman, and Mclntyre. 
Total 29. LaForce voted no. Total 1. 

The motion to pass the budget was carried 29 — 1. 

Motion by Willis and seconded by Rowden to adjourn the meet- 
ing, which motion was carried unanimously. 

GEORGE R. PAINE, 
Clerk Pro Tern. 



Lancaster, N. H. 
August 2, 1940 

A meeting of the Coos County Legislative Delegation was called 
to order at 2:10 p. m. in the Lancaster Court House by the Chairman, 
Harvey Hinman. 

The roll was called and the following members were present: 
Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Paine, Montminy, Palmer, Clarence Smith, 
Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsey, Bixby, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, 
Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Hartford, Rowden, Converse, 
Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntyre, a total of 28 and the 
Chairman declared a quorum present. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting. 

The Chairman explained the condition of the Groveton Paper 
Co. and the money it owes on notes guaranteed by the County; also 
that the Wyoming Valley Paper Co. will purchase the Groveton Paper 



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Co. and take over all obligations to the County if a further loan of 
$180,000. for pulp wood operations can be arranged by the County. 
Questions were asked by Mr. Converse and Mr. Kelsea. Remarks were 
made by State Fiscal Agent Stephen Story, Mr. Paine, Mr. Hinman, Mr. 
Kelsea, Mr. Keough, Mr. Noyes, and Mr. Smith. 

Mr. Paine made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Converse, 
that the present indebtedness to Coos County of the Groveton Paper 
Co., OJell Mfg. Co., and Coos Realty Co. be transferred to the newly 
incorporated Groveton Papers Co., Inc. when suitable security is fur- 
nished to the committee selected by the delegation. On a roll call every 
member present voted Yes and motion was carried. 

Mrs. Christianson made a motion, seconded by Clarence Smith, 
that a Committee be nominated from the floor consisting of five mem- 
bers of the Delegation and the sixth member to be the chairman, Mr. 
Hinman, to confer with James Wemyss about the contract between the 
County and the Wyoming Valley Paper Co. Motion carried. 

The following committee was nominated and elected: George 
Keough, Harvey Converse, Oscar G. Kelsea, John Jackson and Raoul 
Ramsay. 

Mr. Converse made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bisson, that the 
Committee elected by the Delegation shall bring before the Delegation 
Thursday, August 8, for its final approval, the tentative contracts and 
agreements which are mutually agreeable to the new Groveton Papers 
Co., Inc. and this Committee. Motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Stevens, County Farm Superintendent, at this time told the 
Delegation about two desirable wood lots adjacent to County Farm 
properties, one priced at $1500. and the other at $500. 

Mr. Paine made the motion, seconded by Mr. Kelsea, that A. F. 
Thompson, County Fiscal Agent, be empowered to buy these lots, the 
Cross estate farm at a price not to exceed $1500. and the Scott lot in 
Clarksville at a price not to exceed $500. Motion carried. 

Mr. James Wemyss appeared before the delegation and explained 
his attitude in the sale of the Groveton Paper Co. 

By vote of the Delegation, the date of the Committee's report to 
the Delegation was advanced ftom August 8 to August 6. 

Mr. Paine made the motion, seconded by Mr. Converse and 
others, that the meeting recess until Tuesday, August 6 at 2 p. m. at the 
Lancaster Court House. Motion carried and meeting recessed at 5:10 
p. m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elisabeth H. Mason, Clerk 



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Lancaster, N. H. 
August 6, 1940 

A recessed meeting of the Coos County Delegation was called to 
order by Chairman Harvey L. Hinman at 2:20 P. M. at the Lancaster 
Court House. 

Mr. Converse read the report of the Delegation Committee which 
met with James Wemyss Saturday, August 3, also the agreement which 
was entered into by the Committee and Mr. Wemyss. 

The Committee, composed of Mr. Keough, Mr. Hinman, Mr. Con- 
verse, Mr. Kelsea, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Ramsey, filed the following report 
and agreement: 

I. Agreement drawn up August 3, 1940, at Northumberland, 
N. H. Present as a committee from the Coos County Dele- 
gation the following members: Hinman, Converse, Jackson, 
Kelsea, Keough, Ramsey; also present James S. Wemyss of 
the Wyoming Valley Paper Co. 

II. It was represented to the Committee that the assessed value 
of the real estate of the Groveton Paper Co. and its allied 
companies was approximately $1,500,000. of which the plant 
was $1,250,000. and the wood lots and houses was $250,000. 

III. First, Mr. Wemyss agreed to buy up the stock of the Grove- 
ton Paper Co. free and clear, and to clean up all outstand- 
ing liens of the company to include all taxes due at the 
present time. 

IV. Second, to give Coos County a first mortgage of all the 
real property of the Groveton Papers Company, Inc. in the 
amount of $570,000.00, this to be in the ordinary New Hamp- 
shire form of mortgage and note. 

V. Third, the note to be paid back in 10 equal yearly payments 
with interest at three per cent, and further agrees to raise 
the interest rate if and whe i conditions become such that 
the County is obliged to pay a higher rate of interest on 
the sum it has borrowed to assist said Groveton Paper Co. 

VI. The Committee recommend to the Delegation that the 
County does agree to accept this $570,000.00 mortgage, also 
in addition advance $180,000.00 if requested, this to be done 
in the same manner that similar wood cutting contracts 
are made at present, thereby not conflicting with the consti- 
tutional laws of New Hampshire, and to be identical with 



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the same procedure as the present Brown Co. and City of 
Berlin contract. There may be some necessary deviation in 
order to clear up any legal situation. 

VII. As Mr. Wemyss takes in the pulp wood he will pay for it, 
and agrees to keep on hand enough pulp wooJ to actually 
cover the indebtedness. This phase of the agreement to 
run ten years if necessary. 

VIII. It is also fully understood that any of this pulp wood fund 
of $180,000.00 which may be used is to be used entirely cn 
the new pulp wood operations, and none of it shall be used 
on paying up any of the old operations or liabilities. 

IX. That in the administration of the $180,000. probable loan 
the County Delegation is to be represented as it shall see 
fit by the Committee selected on August 2, 1940, to bring 
in an agreement with Mr. Wemyss up to the consummation 
of the contract. 

There was much discussion and many questions were asked. 

Mr. Willis made a motion, seconded by Mr. Emerson, that the 
• report and agreement here given, be accepted with the exception of the 
last paragraph No. IX. On a roll call the following voted Yes: Barden, 
Hinchey, Mason, Montminy, Palmer, Clarence Smith, Trottier, Bisson, 
Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, Laforce, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, Jack- 
son, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Marshall, Rowden, 
Converse, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntire. No one 
voted No, and the motion was declared carried. 

The Chairman declared a recess of twenty minutes to permit the 
Delegation Committee to discuss the last paragraph of the agreement. 

Delegat ; on called to order and Mr. Kelsea reported for the Com- 
mittee and made a motion that the present Committee function with 
the Fiscal Agent in handling the pulp wood operations loan until the 
1941 Delegation shall act on this matter. Seconded by Laforce. On a 
roll call the following voted Yes: Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Montminy, 
Palmer, Clarence Smith, Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, 
Laforce, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough 
Willis, Hartford, Marshall, Rowden, Converse, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, 
Hinman and Mclntire. Cryan voted No and the Chairman declared the 
motion carried. 

Mr. Laforce made a motion, seconded by Kelsea, that the Com' 



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mittee furnish a financial statement of the pulp wood operations each 
month to all members of the Delegation. Motion carried. 

Mr. Converse offered the following resolution and moved its 
adoption. 

RESOLVED: that the Fiscal Agent of the County of Coos 
under the supervision of the Groveton Papers Co., Inc. be, 
and hereby is, authorized and empowered for and in behalf 
of said County to borrow such sums and to do such things 
as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the fore- 
going resolutions. 

Seconded by Willis and on a roll call the following voted Yes: 
Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Montminy, Palmer, Clarence Smith, Trottier, 
Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, Laforce, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, 
Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Willis, Marshall, Rowden, Converse, Boothman, 
Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntire. No one voted in the negative and 
Chairman declared the motion carried. 

On motion of Willis, seconded by Converse, the meeting ad- 
journed at 4:15 p. m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elisabeth H. Mason, Clerk 



Lancaster, N. H. 
September 7, 1940 

Meeting of the Coos County Legislative Delegation called to or- 
der by Chairman Harvey Hinman at 3^05 p. m. Roll call found the follow- 
ing members present: Barden, Mason, Paine, Henry Smith, Hinchey, 
C. Smith, Trottier, Montminy, Palmer, Ramsay, Bisson, Christianson, 
Bixby, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, 
Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, Marshall, Converse, Boothman, Phe- 
lan, Noyes, Hinman, and Mclntyre. 

Record of the preceding meeting of August 6 was read and ac- 
cepted. 

Chairman read from the call for the meeting the first article as 
follows: 

1. To authorize the acceptance of the mortgage from Grove- 
ton Papers Co. referred to in the vote of August 6, 1940 
subject to existing tax liens. 

Chairman also presented the following resolution: 



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RESOLVED, that the mortgage from Groveton Papers Co. 
to the County referred to in vote of the County Delega- 
tion passed August 6, 1940 be accepted subject to the now 
existing tax liens against the property covered by said 
mortgage. 

There were many questions and discussions and Mr. Keough of- 
fered the following amendment to the resolution: "That in the terms 
of the mortgage, Mr. Wemyss shall agree to pay off all tax liens of any 
kind within a term of 24 months from date of this meeting." The 
amendment was adopted and on a roll call the following twenty-two 
voted YES in favor of the motion to adopt the resolution as amended: 
Mason, Paine, H. Smith, Trottier, Ramsay, Bisson, Congdon, Kelsea, 
Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, 
Marshall, Converse, Boothman, Noyes, Hinman, and Mclntire. The 
following nine voted NO: Barden, Hinchey, C. Smith, Montminy, 
Palmer, Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon and Phelan; and the Chairman 
declared the motion carried and resolution adopted. 

The Chairman read the second article as follows: 
2. To authorize $570,000 bonds of the county to pay $570,000 
outstanding notes of the county. 
Chairman also presented the following resolution: 
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Chapter 63 of the Laws of 
1933, and subject to the authority of the Governor and 
Council therein provided for, the Fiscal Agent is authorized 
to issue $570,000 emergency bonds of the county to pay the 
S570,000 valid outstanding emergency notes of the county 
issued for the relief of unemployment by means of wood- 
cutting contracts. Said bonds shall be dated October 1, 
1940, and be payable $57,000 on October 1, in each of the 
years 1941 to 1950 inclusive. They shall be signed by the 
Fiscal Agent, countersigned by the Treasurer and registered 
by the Clerk of Court. 

After much discussion a motion to adopt the resolution was made 
by H. Smith, seconded by Willis. A roll call was held and the follow- 
ing nine voted YES: Mason, H. Smith, Trottier, Congdon, Jackson, Willis, 
Marshall, Boothman, Mclntire. The following twenty voted NO: Bar- 
den, Paine, Hinchey, C. Smith, Montminy, Palmer, Ramsay, Bisson, 
Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, Kelsea, Emerson, Stiles, Cryan, Hartford, 
Rowden, Phelan, Noyes and Hinman. Mr. Keough refused to vote. The 
Chairman declared the vote in the negative. 

Chairman read the third article as follows: 



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3. To authorize $180,000 notes of the county for the relief of 
unemployment by means of a wood-cutting contract with 
Groveton Papers Co. and to authorize the execution and 
delivery of such a contract. 

Motion made by Noyes, seconded by Willis, to adopt the article. 
On a roll call the following twenty-eight voted YES: Mason, Paine, H. 
Smith, Hinchey, C.Smith, Trottier, Montminy, Palmer, Ramsay, Bisson, 
Christianson, Bixby, Gagnon, Congdon, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, 
Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, Marshall, Phelan, Noyes, 
Hinman and Mclntire. Barden voted NO and the Chairman declared 
the motion carried. 

On motion of H. Smith, seconded by Willis, the meeting adjourn- 
ed at 4:58 p. m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elisabeth H. Mason 



Lancaster, N. H. 
October 14, 1940 

Meeting ot the Coos County Legislative Delegation was called to 
order by Chairman Hinman at 2:58 p. m. The call for the meeting was 
read by the Clerk and the following members answered the roll call: 
Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Paine, H. Smith, Montminy, Palmer, C. Smith, 
Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, Gagnon, Laforce, Cong- 
don , Kelsea, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Marshall, 
Rowden, Converse, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntire. 

The following resolution was offered by Mr. Kelsea of Cole- 
brook, who moved its adoption, seconded by Converse: 

RESOLVED, that the mortgage from Groveton Papers 
Co., Inc., to the County, referred to in vote of the County 
Delegation passed August 6, 1940, be accepted subject to 
the now existing tax liens, against the property covered by 
said mortgage, provided that it shall be a consideration of 
said mortgage that said tax liens shall be paid within two 
[2] years from the date of said mortgage. 

Arthur Bergeron, City Solicitor of Berlin, requested permission to 
address the meeting. After some discussion, Mr. Kelsea withdrew his 
resolution and motion, and Mr. Bergeron explained that a law suit 
against the City of Berlin by the old Groveton Paper Co. was still on 
the docket for damages against the Company caused by withdrawal of 



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water from the Ammonoosuc River by the Berlin Water System, also 
that in view of the fact that the Berlin members of the Delegation would 
vote funds to aid the Groveton Co., they in turn should dismiss the suit, 
because it had been said the damages had been too smali to make trial 
of the suit feasible. 

Remarks were made by Attorneys Upton, Jacobs, Keough and 
Bergeron, Mayor Tondreau of Berlin, and many members of the Dele- 
gation. 

Mrs. Christianson made a motion, seconded by Hinchey, to re- 
cess the meeting to October 23 to allow an agreement to be reached by 
the Groveton Co. and the City of Berlin- On a roll call the following 
fourteen voted YES: Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Montminy, Palmer, C. 
Smith, Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, Gagnon, Stiles and 
Phelan. The following fourteen voted NO: Paine, H. Smith, Congdon, 
Kelsea, Emerson, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, Converse, 
Noyes, Hinman and Mclntire, and the Chairman declared the motion 
lost. 

Mr. Kelsea offered the same resolution and moved its adoption, 
seconded by Converse. After much discussion following a ten-minute 
recess, the roll was called and the following seventeen voted to pass the 
resolution: Mason, Paine, H. Smith, Trottier, Congdon, Kelsea, Emerson, 
Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, Rowden, Converse, Noyes, 
Hinman and Mclntire. The following eleven voted NO: Barden, Hin- 
chey, Montminy, Palmer, C. Smith, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, 
Gagnon and Phelan, and Chairman declared resolution passed. 

Mr. James Wemyss explained that he knew nothing of the law 
suit, had never considered it an asset of the company, and that if he 
were the only member of the corporation, he would withdraw the suit, 
but it was a matter that must come before the corporation directors for 
discussion and decision; also that he would do anything he could to 
further an agreement with the City of Berlin on the whole affair. 

After much discussion, Mrs. Mason made a motion seconded by 
C. Smith, to recess the meeting to Oct. 23 at 2 p. m. at Lancaster ex- 
plaining that she felt the meeting was not progressing and that during 
that period an agreement could be reached by the Groveton Co. and 
the City of Berlin that would be satisfactory to all concerned. On a roll 
call the following sixteen voted YES: Barden, Hinchey, Mason, H. Smith, 
Montminy. Palmer, C. Smith, Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, 
Bixby, Gagnon, Laforce, Stiles, and Phelan. The following thirteen voted 
NO: Paine, Congdon, Kelsea, Emerson, Keough, Willis, Cryan, Hartford, 
Rowden, Converse, Noyes, Hinman and Mclntire. 



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The Chairman declared the motion carried and the meeting 
would be called to order at Lancaster, October 23 at 2 p. m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elisabeth H. Mason, Clerk 

Lancaster, N. H. 
October 23, 1940 

A recessed meeting of the Coos County Legislative Delegation 
was called to order by the Chairman, Mr. Hinman, at 2:15 p. m. 

The roll was called and the following thirty-one members were 
present: Barden, Hinchey, Mason, Paine, H. Smith, Montminy, Palmer, 
C. Smith, Trottier, Bisson, Christianson, Ramsay, Bixby, Gagnon, La- 
force, Congdon, Kelsea, Jackson, Emerson, Stiles, Keough, Willis, Cryan, 
Marshall, Rowden, Converse, Boothman, Phelan, Noyes, Hinman and 
Mclntire. 

The Chairman announced that the law suit between the City of 
Berlin and the Groveton Paper Co. had been settled in a manner satis- 
factory to all concerned. 

Mr. Kelsea offered the following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: 

RESOLVED, that the Fiscal Agent for the County of Coos 
be and is hereby authorized to issue emergency notes of the 
County in the amount of five hundred seventy thousand 
dollars [$570,000.] to pay valid outstanding emergency 
notes of the County amounting to five hundred seventy 
thousand dollars [$570,000.] issued for the relief of unem- 
ployment by means of pulp wood cutting contracts, said emer- 
gency notes to be issued pursuant to Chapter 63 of the Laws 
of 1933 and amendments thereto, and the payment there- 
of guaranteed by the State of New Hampshire. Said notes 
shall be dated November 1, 1940 and be payable fifty-seven 
thousand dollars [$57,000.] on November 1 in each of the 
years 1941 to 1950, inclusive, and they shall be signed by the 
Fiscal Agent, countersigned by the Treasurer, and registered 
by the Clerk of Court; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Fiscal Agent and com- 
mittee heretofore elected by the Delegation under date of 
August 2, 1940 be and are hereby authorized for and in be- 
half of the County of Coos to apply to the Governor and 



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Council for financial assistance in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Chapter 63, Laws of 1933 and amendments there- 
to, and to do any and all things necessary to the issuance 
of emergency notes hereby authorized. 

Seconded by Converse and on a roll call all thirty-one members 
present voted YES. There were no votes in the negative and the Chair- 
man declared the resolution adopted. 

Mr. Keough offered the following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: 

RESOLVED that the Fiscal Agent for Coos County be and 
is hereby authorized to issue emergency notes of the County 
in an amount not exceeding one hundred eighty thousand 
dollars [$180,000.] for the relief of unemployment by means 
of a pulpwood cutting contract with Groveton Papers Co., 
said notes to be issued pursuant to Chapter 63 of the Laws 
of 1933 and amendments thereto and to be payable not 
more than two years from their date and to have such 
other terms and provisions as he shall deem necessary. The 
note or notes shall be signed by the Fiscal Agent, counter- 
signed by the Treasurer, and attested and recorded by the 
Clerk of Court, and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Fiscal Agent and com- 
mittee elected by the Delegation under date of August 2, 
1940 be and are hereby authorized for and in behalf of the 
County of Coos to apply to the Governor and Council for 
financial assistance in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 63, Laws of 1933 and amendments thereto, and to 
do any and all things necessary to the issuance of emergency 
notes hereby authorized. 

Seconded by Mr. Emerson and on a roll call all thirty-one mem- 
bers present voted YES. There were no negative votes and the Chair- 
man declared the resolution adopted. 

Mr. Keough offered the following resolution and moved its 
adoption: 

RESOLVED that the Fiscal Agent for the County of Coos 
and committee heretofore elected by the Delegation under 
date of August 2, 1940 be and are hereby authorized to ex- 
ecute and deliver in the name and on behalf of the County 
a contract with the Groveton Papers Company for the 
making of pulpwood substantially the same as the form of 
contract submitted to this convention and hereto annexed; 
and be it 



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FURTHER RESOLVED that the said Fiscal Agent is here- 
by authorized and empowered for and on behalf of the 
County to do any and all things necessary to perform or 
carry out the provisions of said contract. 

Seconded by Mr. Willis and on a roll call all thirty-one members 
present voted YES. There were no negative votes and the Chairman 
declared the resolution adopted. 

A motion to adjourn was made by Willis, seconded by Mason 
and meeting adjourned at 2:45 p. m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elisabeth H. Mason, Clerk 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Budget as Passed by Coos County Delegates, May 25, 1940 

PURPOSES OF EXPENDITURES 

Estimated 
Expenditures 
Ensuing 
Year 
1940 



General Government: 

Salaries of (a) Commissioners 

(b) Treasurer 

(c) Auditors 

(d) Solicitor 

(e) Medical Referee 

(f) Sheriff 

(g) Fiscal Agent 

Expenses of (a) Above Officers 

(b) Register of Deeds 

(c) Register of Probate 

Care and Supplies for Court Houses 
Superior Court: 

Jury Payrolls 

"State vs. - * -" Payrolls 

Counsel fees <Sl Referees &. Masters 

Stenographer, etc. 

Clerk of Superior Court 

Sheriff and deputies 

County Solicitor's Expenses 

Public Welfare: 
County farm 
County Hospital 
County Jail 

Support of poor off farm 
Old Age Assistance 
Board and Care of Children 
Soldiers' Aid 

Interest: 

On temporary loans 

On bonds and long term notes 

Indebtedness: 

Short term notes 



4C0.00 
100.00 
1,500.00 

1,400.00 
3,500.00 

4,950.00 
400.00 
400.00 

5,200X0 

4,750.00 
5,500.00 
1,350.00 
1,300.00 
4,540.00 
1,550.00 
1,000.00 

44,200.00 
7,000.00 
4,600.00 

194,400.00 
3,600.00 
36,000.00 
20,000.00 



:6,900.00 

5,750.00 
5,200.00 



19,990.00 



55,800.00 



254,000.00 



1,550.00 

11,175.00 12,725.00 



22,000.00 22,000.00 



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All Other Payments: 

Farm Bureau 6,500.00 

Official Bonds [Treas. &. Supt. of Co. Farm] 175.00 

Insurance 1,760.00 8,435.00 



TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $390,800.00 
SOURCES OF REVENUE 

Estimated 
Revenue 
Ensuing 
Year 
1940 



Income from County Farm 30,800.00 
TOTAL REVENUE FROM ALL SOURCES 

EXCEPT TAXATION $ 30,800.00 

TOTAL AMOUNT NECESSARY TO BE RAISED 

BY COUNTY TAX 360,000.00 



TOTAL REVENUE $ 390,800.00 



25 



Report of the Fiscal Agent 



To the Citizens of Coos County: 

In obedience to the laws of our State, I present the annual reports 
of the various county officers for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1940. 

My appointment expires April 1, 1941, and I feel it an appropriate 
time to give you a brief resume of my stewardship. 

The financial status of the County today is in much better condi- 
tion than it was two years ago, and I refer you to our last low borrowing 
net rate of interest, .59%, which I understand is the lowest rate in Coos 
County history. Also, I herewith present a comparative financial report 
for the years 1938, 1939 and 1940. 



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You will note a reduction in the net debt of $88,507.65 in actual 
money, and no taxpayer in your county can advance any sound reason 
to dispute these figures which are a matter of record, certified to by 
duly-elected officers of unquestionable integrity whom we recognize in 
Clerk of Superior Court Fred C. Cleaveland, Municipal Court Judge 
Robert Rich, and Assistant Cashier of the Berlin City National Bank 
Harry D. Kilgore. 

In addition to the above $88,507.65 decrease, I call your attention 
to the many expenditures of which a great part could be classified as of 
a permanent nature and will not need renewal in the near future. 
Herewith is a partial list: 

Electrical installation and Ladd property repairs $ 786.28 
Institutional equipment and repairs 2,727.68 
5 new trucks and pick-ups 2,175.00 
5 draft horse colts to replace old and unsound horses 500.00 
2 Court House heating plants and repairs 2,994.72 
New office equipment, including typewriters 552.06 



Roland J. Brideau and Howard T. Woodward, recognized as com- 
petent appraisers, have set a replacement valuation on the County wood 
yard project of $12,960.00 as follows: 



$ 9,735.74 



County expenditure for W. P. A. projects since 



May 7, 1939 8,869.76 



$18,605.50 



APPRAISAL 
COUNTY WOOD YARD 
Labossier Stxeet, Berlin, N. H. 



1 1 story stone garage with office building, 30 x 60 

1 1 story stone building with metal roof, 20 x 30 

1 m story stone and frame woodshed with blacksmith 



$ 4,500.00 
1,600.00 



shop attached, 34 x 83 



3,200.00 



250 feet of two-foot retaining wall averaging fourteen 



feet in height 



2,600.00 
60.00 
1,000.00 



170 feet of picket fence 



Land 



Total 



$12,960.00 



Note: The above figures for the buildings are based on 
replacement costs as of the present date. The value 
of the land takes into consideration some of the grad- 
ing and leveling. 



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2333 



Signed at Berlin, N. H. 
February 21, 1941, A. D. 

S | Roland J. Brideau 

S | Howard T. Woodward 

All that is needed to finish this program is to complete the wall 
and fence, and from the reports of prominent tax-payers who have in- 
spected the premises, the County possesses a valuable piece of property 
and it is absolutely essential. 

Sincerely, 

Alexander F. Thompson 
Fiscal Agent 



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Sworn Statement 



Berlin, N. H., January 16, 1941 

I, the undersigned, Fiscal Agent for Coos County, hereby certify 
that on January 1, 1941, all outstanding orders drawn by us had been 
paid, or charged to the accounts herewith submitted, and that there were 
no unpaid bills outstanding against the County, except the sum of 
$23,334.72 which the County owes for current bills. 

Alexander F. Thompson, 
Fiscal Agent 



State of New Hampshire, 

Coos, ss. 

Berlin, N. H., January 16, 1941 

Personally appeared before me the above named Alexander F. 
Thompson and made oath that the above certificate by him subscribed 
was true to the best of his knowledge and belief. 

Before me, 

Caroline M. Shupe, 

Notary Public 



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Financial Report 



Balance Sheet - December 31, 1940 

ASSETS 



Taxes due County 
Treasurer's Balance 

Net Debt 



Bonds Outstanding 
Notes Outstanding 
Bills Payable 



LIABILITIES 



$ 72,141.79 
35,233.86 

$107,375.65 
849,959.07 

$957,334.72 



$884,000.00 
50,000.00 
23,334.72 

$957,334.72 



UNPAID TAXES 



1938 

Northumberland $21,239.10 

1939 

Northumberland $26,477.91 

Cambridge-]. H. Leman 9.77 

Millsfield-Estate Mrs. H. L. Raymond 16.99 

1940 

Northumberland $19,064.10 

Enrol 5,285.10 

Cambridge-J. H. Leman 7.03 

Millsfield-Genevieve Nadig 24.29 

Estate Mrs. H. L. Raymond 12.23 

Frank Keezer 5.27 



$72,141.79 



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Apportionment of Taxes for the Year 1 940 



Berlin 


$135,33622 


Carroll 


11,513.96 


Clarksville 


3,586 32 


Colebrook 


18,450.65 


Columbia 


3,9 '6.63 


Dalton 


3,586.32 


Dummer 


2,736 92 


Errol 


5,285.10 


Gorham 


36 004 72 


Jefferson 


7,219.82 


Lancaster 


30,200.55 


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5,001.97 


Northumberland 


19,064.10 


Pittsburg 


18,167 52 


Randolph 


4,011.00 


Shelburne 


4,530.08 


Stark 


2,736.92 


Stewartstown 


6,276.05 


Srratford 


9,107.35 


Wentworth Location 


943.77 


Whitefield 


18,261.90 


Cambridge 


3,350.37 


Crawford's Purchase 


330.32 


Dixville 


3,775.07 


Dix's Grant 


424 70 


Erving's Grant 


47.19 


Gilmanton <Sl Atkinson Academy Grant 


141.57 


Green's Grant 


424-70 


Millsfield 


1,698 78 


Odell 


1,226.90 


Sargent's Purchase 


471.88 


Second College Grant 


519.07 


Success 


1,179.70 


Thompson and Meserve Purchase 


471.88 


Total 


$360,000.00 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2339 



DETAIL OF RECEIPTS 


Current Revenue: 




1939 


Taxes Received 


Stark 


$3,801.29 


Wentworth Location 


1,310.79 


Millsfield: 




J. D. Annis 


19.35 


Estate G. O. Maxwell 


9.67 


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Groveton Paper Co. 


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1940 


Taxes Received 


Berlin 


$135,336.22 


Carroil 


11,513.96 


Clarksville 


3,585.32 


Co'ebrook 


18,450.65 


Columbia 


3,916 63 


Dalton 


3,586 32 


Dummer 


2,736.92 


Gorham 


36,004.72 


Jefferson 


7,219.82 


Lancaster 


30,200 55 


Milan 


5,001.97 


Pittsburg 


18,167 52 


Randolph 


4,011.00 


Shelburne 


4,530.08 


Stark 


2,736.92 


Stewartstown 


6,276.05 


Stratford 


9,107.35 


Wentworth Location 


943.77 


Whitefield 


18,261.90 


Cambridge: 




Estate T. U. Coe 


1,114.33 


Anna P. Phillips 


37156 


Trustees Ann Maria Wheatland 371.56 


Aziscoos Land Co. 


1,485.89 


Crawford's Purchase 




Bretton Woods Co. 


330.32 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Dixville: 

Brown Co. 2,033.25 

Frank Doudera Co. 1,721.06 

N.H.-Vt. Lumber Co. 20 76 
Dix's Grant: 

Brown Co. 424.70 

Erving's Grant: 

International Paper Co. 33.71 

Gilman Paper Co. 13.48 

Gilmanton &l Atkinson Academy Grant: 

Brown Co. 14157 

Green's Grant: 

E. Libby & Sors Co. 353.90 

Mt. Washington Summit Road Co. 70.80 

Millsfield: 

John A. Sweeney 13.93 

Estate Geo. O. Maxwell 6.96 

John D. Annis 13.93 

Frank P. Annis 13.93 

John A. Eastman 10.36 

Brown Co. 521.02 

Twitchell Heirs 521.02 

International Paper Co. 555.84 
Odell: 

International Paper Co. 736.14 

Groveton Paper Co. 490.76 

Sargent's Purchase: 

Henry N. Teague 404.45 

Mt. Washington Summit Road Co. 67.43 

Second College Grant: 

Dartmouth College 519.07 

Success: 

Estate T. U. Coe 195.48 

Anna P. Phillips 65.12 

Trustees Ann Maria Wheatland 65.12 

Aziscoos Land Co. 260.59 

Blanchard Sons Co. 523.55 

Brown Co. 69.84 
Thompson & Meserve Purchase: 

Mt. Washington Summit Road Co. 471.88 



$335,601.98 

Total Taxes received $341,424.69 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 2341 

Income from County Farm and Hospital $31,538.10 

Other Current Receipts: 
Reimbursement- Old Age Assistance 

and Needy Blind $ 327.74 

Reimbursement — Relief Accounts 5,247.27 

Reimbursement -Wood Accounts 5,705.11 

Reimbursement— Register of Deeds .35 

Auto Permits 62.52 

Fines 150.00 

Dividend— Berlin Nat'l Bank Trustees 1,592.75 

Interest on overdue taxes 344.47 

Court Houses 27. 86 

Insurance 6.25 

Sheriff's Bond Refund 45.64 

Reimbursement — Courts 272.50 

Reimbursement— Fiscal Agent's Expense 78.00 

Groveton Papers Co. 348.76 

$14,209.22 

Receipts other than Current Revenue: 

Temporary Loans $350,000.00 

Total receipts for year 1940 $737,172.01 

Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1939 14,566.90 

$751,738.91 



DETAIL OF EXPENDITURES 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Salaries of County Officers 

Commissioners: 
Treasurer: 

H. D. Kilgore— Dec. 1, 1939— Dec. 1, 1940 $400.00 
Auditors: 

F. C. Cleaveland 50.00 
Robert Rich 50.00 
Solicitor: 

F. Maurice Laforce— Dec. 1,1939— Dec. 1, 1940 1,500.00 
Sheriff: 

Lester E. Moses— Dec. 1, 1939— Dec. 1, 1940 1,400.04 



$3,400.04 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Expenses of Above Officers 



Berlin City Nat l Bank — Trea» c . Expense 




Coos County Registry of Deeds 


l.ZO 


Federal Laboratories - Sheriffs Expense 


1 R Of) 


Velma L. Gunn, Petty Cash " " Postage 


.30 


Norman Jacobs — Treasurer's Bond 


125.00 


Municipal Finance Officer's Assn. — Membership 


Fee 10 00 


Poley ck Weber, Inc. — Solicitor's Expense 


49.C0 


Smith &. Town — Treasurer's Expense 


4.75 


A.N.McCready 


5 10 


Dana H. Lee 


8.00 


Clark E. Swail 


10.20 


Lester E. Moses —Telephone 


60.00 


Fred C. Cleaveiand — Auditor's Expense 


4-15 


Bookkeepers' Salaries 


2,407.50 


Clerk of Court — lelephone 


74 45 


Fiscal Agent 




Alexander F. Thompson: 




Salary— January 1, 1940— January 1, 1941 


$3,500.00 


Expenses — January 1, 1940 — January 1, 1941 


2,432.27 


Register of Deeds 




Belledeu & Co., Inc. 


54.81 


Phillip's Ribbon & Carbon Co., Inc. 


25.00 


Smith <&l Town 


I J.lO 


H. A. Moore &. Son 


1.25 


Berlin Publishing Co., Inc 


82.99 


Carl Larson 


84.83 


Loring Short & Harmon 


41.86 


St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. 


1.08 


The Sentinel Publishing Co. 


9.75 


F. S. Webster Co. 


1.50 


New England Tel. &^Tel. Co. 


93.55 


Coos County Democrat 


56.00 



$2,781.23 



$5,932.27 



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2343 



Register of Probate 

3.04 
110.50 
33.85 
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64.30 

$ 426.69 

Care and Supplies of Court Houses 

Berlin Court House 2,965.22 
Lancaster Court House 3,383.76 
Colebrook Court House 6.85 

$6,355.83 



Carl Larson 

Coos County Democrat 

Belledeu & Co., Inc. 

F. C. Congdon, Register 

Phillip's Ribbon &. Carbon Co.. Inc. 

N. E. Tel. &.Tel. Co. 



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COOS COUNTY RELIEF GRANTED FOR THE YEAR 1940 



MONTH 


No. of 


Poor Off 


Soldiers- 


Board and Care 


Old Age 
Ass't. 




Welfare 


Grand 


Reimbursement 


Net 




Cases 


Farm* 


Aid 


of Children 




Administration 


Total 


for Relief 


Total 


January 


" 576 


$16,416.28 


$1,392.30 


$3,050.00 


$195.3 


•7 


$1,189.76 


$22,243.71 


$ 4.00 


$22,239.71 


February 


616 


21,83469 


1,810.31 


2,940.60 


214.1 


3 


1,051.72 


27,851.45 


911.80 


26,939.65 


March 


621 


18,632.26 


1,422.66 


3,092.01 


251.56 


1,059.33 


24,457.82 


485.20 


23,972.62 


April 


631 


18,023.07 


1,618.08 


3,224.12 


238.18 


1,246.47 


24,349.92 


432.69 


23,917.23 


May 


686 


19,478.53 


1,480.14 


3,238.64 


237.00 


1,072.54 


25,506.85 


716.33 


24,790.52 


June 


640 


15,528.86 


1,487.18 


3,169.00 


257.25 


1,150.13 


21,592.42 


1,652.05 


19,940.37 


July 


581 


13,938.83 


1,285.79 


3,230.84 


286.06 


1,166.11 


19,907.63 


772.95 


19,134.68 


August 


521 


12,443.30 


1,140.08 


2,795.45 


303 02 


1,030.31 


17,712.16 


192.70 


17,519.46 


September 


531 


13,540.87 


1,260.41 


3,297.84 


333.38 


1,092.86 


19,525.36 


2,022.36 


17,503.00 


October 


536 


12,246.43 


1,160.62 


2,774.98 


367.29 


986.89 


17,536.21 


395.36 


17,140.85 


November 


566 


13,165.88 


1,421.12 


2,704.52 


387.16 


1,011.33 


18,690.01 


2,660.18 


16,029.83 


December 


574 


13,207.50 


1,628.04 


2,780.50 


387.80 


1,173.47 


19,177.31 


706.76 


18,470.55 






$188,456.50 


$17,106.73 


$36,298.50 


$3,458.20 


$13,230.92 


$258,550.85 


$10,952.38 $247,598.47 



*Poor off Farm includes costs of N.Y.A., Surplus Commodities; W.P.A. and Wood Accounts. 

Total Appropriation for Relief $254,000 00 

Total Cost of Relief $258,550.85 

Reimbursements for Relief 10,952.38 

$247,598.47 

Inventory of Wood on Hand 40,558.42 
$207,040.05 

Net Cost of Relief 207,040.05 



$ 46,959.95 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



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Superior Court:- 

Jury Payrolls $ 5,678.33 

State vs. Payrolls 4,061.71 

Counsel Fees 1,192.40 

Stenographers, etc. 1,920.15 

Clerk of Court 1,890.30 

Sheriff and Deputies 902.43 



County Farm Expenditures:- 

Farm 45,341.24 

jail 5,460.06 

Hospital 6,873.65 



$ 15,645.32 



57,674.95 

Interest:- 12,777.31 

In Jebtedness:- 

Bonds 22,000.00 
Short Term Notes 320,000.00 



342,000.00 

All Other Payments:- 

Farm Bureau 6,499.88 6,499.88 

Insurance 2,044.38 2,044.38 

County Delegation 464-55 

County Reports 434.20 

Special Investigator's Expenses — Jan. -Apr. 1940 67.85 

Colebrook Village Fire Precinct 63.00 

Groveton Paper Co. — Account 827.14 

Bretton Woods Co.— Rebate on 1938 Taxes 91.76 



1,948.50 

Total Expenses Year 1940 $716,505.05 
Balance on hand at End 35,233.86 



$751,738.91 
Respectfully submitted, 
H. D. KILGORE, 
Treasurer. 



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Auditors' Report 



COUNTY TREASURER'S ACCOUNT 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1940 $ 14,566.90 

Receipts— Year ending December 31, 1940 737.172.01 

$ 751,738.91 

Payments -Year ending December 31, 1940 716,505.05 

Balance December 31, 1940, as per Cash Book $ 35,233.86 

Balance in Colebrook National Bank and 
Berlin City National Bank as per 

statement of Dec. 31, 1940 $ 39,495.69 

Less Outstanding Orders and Treas.'s Checks 4,261.83 

Reconciled Bank Balance as of Dec. 31, 1940 $ 35,233.86 

COUNTY FARM SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT 

Total amount of receipts from institution, 

Year ending Dec. 31, 1940 $ 31,538 10 

Total remittances to County Treasurer, 

Year ending Dec. 31, 1940 31,538.10 

Superintendent's Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1940 

Superintendent's Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1940 

INDEBTEDNESS— DECEMBER 31, 1940 
Outstanding Temporary Loans in Anticipation 

of Taxes $ 50,000.00 

Outstanding Long Term Notes 

Outstanding Bonds 314,000.00 
Bills Owed by County 23,334.72 

COUNTY TAXES UNCOLLECTED DECEMBER 31, 1940 
County Taxes Due from Towns and Cities: 

1938 $ 21,239.10 

1939 26,504.67 

1940 24,398.02 

$72,141.79 
FRED C. CLEAVELAND, 
ROBERT RICH, 

Auditors 

January 16, 1941 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2347 



Berlin, N. H., January 16, 1941 

We have examined the accounts of the Fiscal Agent of Coos 
County, and find that they have been accurately kept in respect of re- 
ceipts and expenditures as set forth in detail in the foregoing statement, 
that they have exhibited a voucher for every expenditure. The County 
Treasurer, Mr. Harry Kilgore, has deposited with the Clerk of the 
Superior Court all bonds, coupons for interest and notes paid during 
the year 1940. 

FRED C. CLEAVELAND, 
ROBERT RICH, 

County Auditors 



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*7<4e GawmiAAM4ie>U, F tyUoed Accent 

Herewith is Submitted 

THE ANNUAL REPORT 

for the Year ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1940 

of the 

COOS COUNTY INSTITUTION 

Farm, Hospital, Almshouse, 
House of Correction and Jail 

SITUATED AT 

WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N. H. 

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Received for Diseased Cattle during 1940 



Feb. 5, 1940 Granite State Packing Co. 2 Cows 

Feb. 6, 1940 State of N. H. 2 " 

Feb. 23, 1940 Granite State Packing Co. 1 

Mar. 11, 1940 State of N. H. 1 " 

Mar. 13, 1940 Granite State Packing Co. 1 " 

Mar. 28, 1940 State of N. H. 1 41 

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May 9, 1940 Treas. of U. S. 1 " 

May 14, 1940 Granite State Packing Co. 2 

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July 9, 1940 State of N. H. 1 " 

July 11, 1940 Granite State Packing Co. 1 " 

July 13, 1940 Treas. of U. S. 2 " 

Aug. 15, 1940 Treas. of U.S. 1 " 

Total 



90.72 
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48.75 
17.50 
38.00 
24.76 
85.60 
8.75 
12.33 
55.18 
63.34 
23.02 
40.48 
44.93 
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$ 664 86 



Crops Raised at Farm during 1940 



String Beans 

Dry Beans 

Beet Greens 

Beets 

Carrots 

Cucumbers 

Cabbage 

Field Corn 

Sweet Corn 

Lettuce 

Peas 

Potatoes 

Spinach 

Tomatoes 

Turnips 

Pumpkins 

Squash 

Oats 

Corn ensilage 

Oats, Beans and Peas ensilage 

Hay 

Straw 



616 bushels 
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708 lbs 
165 bu ears 
273 dozen 
201 heads 
24 bushels 
2345 " 
16 " 
18 " 
91 " 
901 lbs 
643 " 
818 bushels 
150 tons (estimated) 
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50 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2355 



Produced and Used on Farm during the Year 1940 

Market Value 



Beef, 6,539 pounds $ 915.46 

Pork, 16,049 pounds 1,604.90 
Poultry, 1,643 pounds 410.75 

Milk, 136,206 pounds 3,166.79 
Eggs, 2,431 dozen 607.75 

Total Value [Not credited in Farm Receipts] $6,705.65 



Received for Board (Does not include Hospital Cases) 

City of Berlin $ 119.50 

Town of Colebrook 220.00 

Town of Columbia 173.00 

Town of Errol 128.00 

Town of Gorham 412.50 

Town of Lancaster 33.00 

Town of Milan 214.00 

Town of Randolph 377.00 

Town of Stewartstown [transients] 23.00 

Town of Whitefield 1 22.00 

U. S. Immigration and Natls. Service 267.50 

Board of Prisoners 51.00 

Private Boarders 108.00 

$2,248.50 



Coos County Institution Inventory 

Personal Property 

6 Horses $1,450.00 

Cattle 

18 Holstein cows registered 2,700.00 

3 Holstein cows grade 300.00 

2 Holstein heifers registered 3 yrs 200.00 

1 Holstein heifer grade 3 yrs 75.00 
10 Holstein heifers registered 2 yrs 800.00 

4 Holstein heifers grade 2 yrs 260.00 

5 Holstein heifers registered 1 yr 200.00 

3 Holstein heifers grade 1 yr 90.00 

2 Holstein bulls registered 1 yr 100.00 

1 Holstein Herd bull 3 yrs 250.00 $4,975.00 



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5 Shorthorn cows $500.00 

3 Shorthorn steers 4 yrs 450.00 

4 Shorthorn stters 3 yrs 500 00 

4 Shorthorn steers 2 yrs 320.00 
1 Shorthorn steer 1 yr 25.00 
1 Shorthorn heifer 3 yrs 40 00 
1 Shorthorn heifer 2 yrs 30.00 

5 Shorthorn heifers 1 yr 125.00 
1 Shorthorn bull 2 yrs 60.00 

1 Shorthorn bull 1 yr 25.00 $2,075.00 

Swine 

12 Brood sows $300.00 

10 Fat hogs 250.00 

1 Boar 25.00 

49 Shoats 490.00 

7 Pigs 28.00 $1,093.00 

Poultry 

234 Plymouth Rock hens $421.20 
Wood, Pulpwood, Logs and Lumber 

436 Cords 4 ft. wood $3,052.00 

250 Cords 16 in. fitted wood 750.00 

48.25 Cords pulpwood 386.00 

6,260 Feet sawed lumber, new 229.10 

1 Lot lumber, old 30.C0 

200 Fence posts 20.00 $4,467.10 

Supplies 

Hospital equipment and supplies $ 7,406 08 

Household equipment 12,653.24 

Stockroom supplies and clothing 8,639.65 
Jail and house of correction furniture and equip. 1,299.71 

Farm tools, trucks and produce 6,773.07 $36,771-75 

TOTAL INVENTORY $51,253.05 
Coos County Institution — 1940 

Inventory of Personal Property Jan. 1, 1940 $52,869.27 

Expenditures for the year 1940 59,535.16 

TOTAL DEBITS $112,404.43 
Inventory of Personal Property Dec. 31, 1940 $51,253,05 

Receipts for the year 1940 31,488.52 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 82,741.57 



Difference-NET OPERATING COST $ 29,662.86 



52 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2357 



INMATES: 


Weeks 


Days 


Almshouse 


5145 




Jail 


472 


5 


House of Correction 


1881 


6 


TOTAL INMATE WEEKS 


7499 


4 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA COST OF INMATES 




$3.95 



[Not including Private Hospital Patients, Town Boarders, 
Personnel or Guests] 



53 



Held for Immigration Officials 
During 1940 



Name 


Days 


Elmer W. Nesbit 


59 


Joseph N. Saulnier 


31 


Alfred Roy 


24 


James MacLean 


72 


John J. Mclnnis 


1 


George Nadeau 


25 


James Esliger 


1 


Robert Leeland Scott 


1 


Wilbrod Berube 


41V 2 


Leo Caron 


1 


Rolland Caron 


1 


Rosario Caron 


1 


Arthur Gauthier 


1 


Ovila Jos. Veilleux 


12 


Total time held 


38 weeks 5M> days 



54 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2359 



Inmates at the County Farm during the Year 1940 

Men 





W 


D 


Name 


W 


D 


Allaire, William 




4 


Donovan, Patrick 


24 


6 


Alnousky, Victor 


52 


2 


Dougherty, Charles 


52 


2 


Astle, Nelson 


4 


2 


DufTey, Joseph 


5 




Atherton, Irving 


49 


4 


Dufour, Abraham 


32 


1 


Aubin, Paul 


3 


5 


Dupuis, Joseph 


45 


6 


Bagley, James 


33 


6 


Evans, Dan 


26 


4 


Bariault, Richard 


2 


6 


Flannagan, Frank 


52 


2 


Beadle, William 


34 


6 


Fortier, Emile 


1 


6 


Bennett, Charles A. 


5 


1 


Fraser, John 


■52 


2 


Bernier, Alfred 


40 


5 


Gagnon, Joseph 


28 


6 


Bilodeau, Arthur 


10 




Gamache, Joseph 


1 


4 


Black, John 


52 


2 


Gardner, William 


40 


5 


Blais, Alfred 


33 




Gilbert, John 


50 


5 


Bourbeau, Henry 


22 


1 


Goodchild, Eddie 


1 




Bunnell, Holman 


34 


4 


Gousse, Philip 


19 


2 


Bunnell, Vaughn 


15 




Green, Charles 


52 


2 


Burgess, Melvin 


52 


2 


Halle, Michael 


10 


4 


Burke, Osinine 


52 


2 


Hamilton, Robert 


37 


3 


Byrne, Gerald 


2 


6 


Hand, Francis 


1 


4 


Caplin, John 


5 


3 


Hatch, Edwin 


6 


5 


Champeau, Henry 


1 




Heroux, Hector 


50 


2 


Charlton, Jacob 


33 


1 


Hill, David 


2 


3 


Cloutier, Edward 


13 


4 


Hill, George 


38 




Coad, George 


52 


2 


Hill, Ward 


17 




Commeau, David 


37 




Hopkins, James 


52 


2 


Conn, Charles 




2 


Hurley, James 


52 


2 


Couture, Peter 


52 


2 


jacque, Joseph 


4 


1 


Covell, Francis 


20 


5 


Jordan, John 


52 


2 


Craigie, William 


51 


6 


Jouhiman, John 


52 


2 


Currier, Alfred 


1 




Katz, Andrew 


1 


1 


Currier, William 


16 


3 


Keith, James 


52 


2 


Dagenais, Adolphe 


52 


2 


Labillois, Peter 


4 


6 


Dale, Michael 


19 




Ladd, Luther 


48 


5 


Daley, Edward 


52 


2 


Lambert, Archie 


1 


2 


Day, David 


52 


2 


Landry, William 


26 


4 


Devlin, Jack 


49 


6 


LaPlante, Louis 


7 


1 


Dionne, Henry 


2 




Laska, John 


20 




Donahue, George 


1 




Lebel, Thomas 


31 


1 



55 



2360 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Leveridge, Richard 


52 


2 


Olcson, Harry 


20 


1 


T iuinastnn Thnmas 

1~*L V ILlgOLU L L| 1 11U LIS CI J 


52 


2 




4 


5 


Lozier, Thomas 


52 


2 


Parker, Willard 


22 


2 


MacLain Harris 


2 


2 


Pan! T rmi<a 


1 


2 


N4acIntosh, John 


52 


2 




5 


3 


N4ah.an.cy, Francis 


3 


6 


Pni<s<;;nn f~^mf*r 

J. UiOOvllj \«/3liltl 


2 


6 


Mflnar lamps 

Lvidtlaij laillt 5 


52 


2 


L ICoUy, J dill Co 


52 


2 


Miartel Edward 


17 


1 






5 


Martineau, Amede 


8 




Real, William 


1 


3 


K4artin, Napoleon 


21 


1 


Rprhv PKilirv 

ivt my j j. iiiiiLj 


52 


2 


McDermott Charles 


52 


2 


Richard, Jacob 


52 


2 


h/lcDonald, Emory 


3 


2 


R.ichardson Eugene 


45 




N4cGinnis Fred 


3 


1 


R i rY\ pv Pit 


4 


1 


X/trTCpnVip Ciprtrof* 


2 


3 


1\1V C13j LIU 


5 


1 


McPherson, Neil 


52 


2 


Robinson, John 


3 


5 


Michaud Michael 


10 


4 


Robichaud Louis 


52 


2 


Miller, Fred 




6 


Rowell Bcrnice 


2 


4 


Morency, Ovid 


52 


2 


R nv To<5Pr*n 


48 


4 


Jvlorin Frank. 




5 


Rn^^pll Tiirnf^ 

lVUoOtllj Jdillt J 


3 


2 


Morin, Joseph 


52 


2 


R vnn AX/iiliarn 
ivy aLi) vv iiiiciiii 


52 


2 


Morin, Ludger 


12 


3 


ShiirrlefF Noah 


52 


2 


Morrissette, Charles 


14 


3 


Summers, Fred 




6 


Munroe, John 


28 


3 


Tararuk, Sam 


21 


5 


Murphy, John 


52 


2 


Thompson, Clifford 


1 


5 


Murphy, Matthew 


52 


2 


Trevich, Joseph 


41 


5 


Newell, Lawrence 


1 1 
13 




hp r ;i 

1 urgeon, hmile 




4 


Newingham, William 


dU 


zr 
O 


Vinot, rred 


£ i 

DL 


z 


Niles, Clarence 


14 


6 


Webster, Jack 


A C 

45 


4 


XT 1 T T_l_ : _ 

Noel, Urbin 


9 


5 


Weis, David 


n 
I 


4 


Norcott, Harry 


46 


2 


Woodward, rred 




4 


Noury, Ernest 


52 


2 


Wright, Oeorge 


JU 


z 


Ohrn, Peter 


6 


6 


Yetchait, Michael 


1 A 

14 








Women 








Ainsworth, Mildred 


40 


6 


Dupont, Virginia 


52 


2 


Aldrich, Georgie 


12 


5 


Erickson, Emily 


52 


2 


Baldwin, Elmerline 


2 


6 


Fortier, Eliza 


44 


4 


Blake, Dillie 


52 


2 


Fortier, Rose 


52 


2 


Blake, Frances 


52 


2 


Fournier, Mary 


52 


2 


Blodgett, Ruth 


52 


2 


Gonya, Eva 


22 


5 


Couture, Rose 


8 


3 


Goodreau, Yvonne 


29 




Covell, Flora 


52 


2 


Grover, Pauline 


20 


3 


Davis, Gertrude 


52 


2 


Heffrin, Mary 


52 


2 



56 



COOS COUNTY REPO RT 



2361 



Johnson, Alma 


44 




Poisson, Ida 


22 


5 


TnK n in n Onrrif* 


52 


2 


Potter, Myrtle 


45 


6 


TCpllnm Alir*» 


52 


2 


Powell, Mary 


5 


2 


Kursevich Anna 


34 


6 


Pratt, Sarah 


39 


1 


Lemier Elaire 


13 


3 


Smith, Georgie 


52 


2 


McGoff, Elizabeth 


12 




Thibodeau, Simone 


22 


5 


Mosher, Gertrude 


20 


6 












Children 






Calpetts, Martha 


44 


2 


Napert, Nancy 


24 


1 


Fauteux, Dominic 


33 


1 


Powell, John 


3 


4 


French, Sandra 


2 


6 


Smith, Carmen 


52 


2 


Grover, Bernard 


20 


3 


Thomas, Charles 


3 




Grover, Evelyn 


9 


4 


Thomas, Doris 


3 




Grover, Irving 


10 


5 


Thomas, Earle 


3 




Grover, Lyndon 


9 


4 


Thomas, Edna 


3 




Grover, Robert 


20 


3 


Thomas, Harold 


3 




Knapp, Edna 


5 


6 


Thomas, Mildred 


3 




Knapp, Maude 


3 


2 


Thomas, Robert 


3 




Leach, Jennie 


32 


4 


Thomas, Ruth 


3 




McKeage, Griselda 


7 


4 


Thomas, Wendell 


3 




Merrill, Juliette 


20 


5 








Town Boarders [Not included in Per Capita Cost] 






Blouin, Joseph 


1 




Newell, Lawrence 


39 


2 


Boutin, Joseph 


6 


6 


Schools, John 


52 


2 


Ellingwood, John 


41 


1 


Whitman, Charles 


52 


2 


Gonthier, Albert 


13 


2 


White, Floyd 


22 


3 


Margus, Andrew 


22 


6 


King, Tom 


13 


6 


Morse, Marion 


10 


4 









57 



Prisoners 



Prisoners in the County Jail during the Year 1940 



Name 


From Crime 


W 


D 


Arsenault, Norman 


Berlin Held for court 


10 


5 


Baresse, Jeanette 


" Held for court 


17 


1 


Belanger, Adelard 


" Held for court 


10 


5 


Brown, Everett 


" Held for court 


16 


3 


Ciechon, Walter 


" Held for court 


2 


6 


Doyon, Albert 


" Held for court 


5 




Doyon, Henry 


" Held for court 


12 


6 


Doyon, Leo 


" Held for court 


5 




Freedman, Joe 


" Held for court 


6 


4 


Goulet, Clarence 


" Held for court 


9 


1 


Grondin, Mrs Leona 


" Held for court 


14 


6 


Guillumette, Roland 


" Held for court 


15 


1 


Jackson, Raymond 


" Held for court 


16 


3 


Letellier, Arthur 


" Held for court 


16 


3 


McLaughlin, Gordon 


" Held for court 




6 


Michaud, Edmond 


" Held for court 


16 


3 


Miklitch, George 


" Held for court 


14 


6 


Ouelette, John 


" Held for court 


16 


3 


Roberge, Henry 


" Held for court 


10 


5 


Roby, Fred 


" Held for court 


8 


3 


Shaw, Harry 


" Held for court 


5 


5 


Tremblay, Frederick 


" Held for court 


22 


6 


Vaillancourt, Gerard 


" Held for court 


13 


4 


Veilleux, Florien 


" Held for court 


10 


6 


Covell, Clifton 


Colebrook Held for court 


16 


3 


Goodreau, Archie 


Operating M. V. 








influence of liquor 


21 


2 


Grant, Volney 


Held for court 


22 


5 


Penn, Clayton 


Viol. M.V.L. 


4 




Dube, George 


Gorham Held for court 


10 




Jones, Ralph 


" Held for court 


12 


2 



58 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2363 



Beaton, Philip Lancaster Non-support 17 

Gonyer, Gilbert " Held for court 14 2 

Johnson, Jack Held for court 9 6 

Lafoe, Everett Held for court 2 6 

McLain, Bert Held for court 24 2 

Romanos, George Held for court 2 

Thomas, Edwin Northumberland Held for court 7 2 

Washburn, Maxwell Stratford Held for court 16 

Clark, Otis Whitefield Held for court 3 2 

Prisoners in the House of Correction During 
the Year 1940 

Name From Crime W D 

Alitalo, John Berlin Drunk 6 2 

Allaire, William " " 8 

Allen, William " " 12 

4 

Anderson, Louis 8 

Anderson, Yelmer 8 

Antonucci, James Assault 9 3 

Arsenault, Frank " Drunk 8 

Arsenault, Mrs Rose " " 10 3 

" " " " 5 6 

Bean, Clifford Viol. Game Laws 2 

Bernier, Mrs Ida Lewdness 21 4 

Berry, James Drunk 4 

Bilodeau, Ovila Gross lewdness 6 

Blakely, Amy " Stealing 10 6 

Bouchard, Charles " Drunk 4 

Boudreau, Earl " Vagrancy 8 4 

Bourbeau, Miss Mary Fornication 21 

Bozeman, Frank " Threat of Assault 41 5 

Brigham, Daniel " Non-support 11 4 

Brown, Carl " Stealing 8 

Capstick, John " Drunk 5 

8 
2 
8 

Caron, Placide " " 14 

Cass, George " " 2 1 

Champagne, Jules " Viol. M.V.L. 1 5 

Clark, Fred " Drunk 8 

Drunk 8 



59 



2364 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



v^iarK, orant 


Berlin 


Viol MVL 


34 


5 


Clark, Kalpn 




V dgl dllCy 


e 
o 




Cloutier, Edward 






7 
1 


5 




„ 


Stealing 


8 




i^ogavni, JUSCpil 




Drunk 


8 




L>oie, iXODcIC 






8 




V^v(Jlli-lv-/ll, LJLYgl 


« 
CI 




8 
8 




M (< 






8 




Costello, Emmett 


» 




8 






l( 




7 


3 








7 


4 

T 




<( 


Stealing 


8 




Couture, Charles 


u 


Reckless Driv'g, Taking 










auto without consent, 








INUU'OUpptJI I 


11 


6 


Cronin, Dan 


M 


iNUll^OU^J^/Ul L 


6 




Travis Allison 


,« 


Vagrancy 


4 




Demers, Delphias 
« «< 




Drunk 


7 
8 




<< « 






3 


3 








8 




« « 


« 




8 




UCVOol, LCU 








4 


Doran, Stanley 


„ 




5 


6 




(< 




7 


3 


Uoyori, Louis 


[< 




8 






t , 


Larceny 


10 


2 


DnfFv Inp 
<« « 


u 


Drunk 


8 
8 




<t « 


M 




2 


5 


Ju>l3llUl , J dlllCS 




Assault 


11 


1 


Erickson, Oscar 


« 


Drunk 


4 




Filgate, Raymond 




Stealing 


22 


6 


Forester, Earl 




Drunk 


4 




Fortin, Emile 


(« 




4 




Fortin, Joseph 






4 




Gallant, Joseph 






7 


2 


Geary, Patrick 




« 


8 




Grondin, Mrs Leona 




Adultery 


10 


2 


Harrigan, Leo 




Drunk 


4 




Haynes,^Tolbert 




Assault 


4 


2 



60 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 2365 

Hazzard, Walter Berlin Assault 10 2 

Heath, Waldo " Non-Support 2 5 

Jacque, Joseph Drunk 8 

Johnson, Edward Stealing 8 

Johnson, Herman " Drunk 1 6 

" " Larceny 5 

Joyce, Michael " Drunk 5 1 

Karlov, Gregory 4 
Koski, Cust " 3 2 

Krantz, Henry " Vagrancy 8 

Lamontagne, Joseph Drunk 4 
Lanigan, Larry 8 

Leclerc, Edward Non-Support 14 1 

Legasse, Leo " Viol. M. V. L. 12 

Lemieux, Valere " Drunk 2 5 

Mahaney, Francis " 5 4 

8 

" 7 1 

Mader, Gordon " Stealing 8 

Marcott, Philias " Gross Lewdness 12 

Marrs, James " Larceny 4 

Martineau, Joseph Gross Lewdness 14 3 

" Lewd & Lascivious beh. 2 4 

Matson, Alfred " Drunk 3 

McDonald, Dan " " 8 

McGivney, Mrs Leo " Vagrancy 20 5 

" Lewdness 12 5 

McKay, Adam " Drunk 8 

McKinnon, Ambrose " " 7 3 

McLean, Thomas " 14 

Miklitch, George " Adultery 3 

Mikola, John Vano " Drunk 2 5 

Monahan, Lawrence " " 6 2 

Morin, Medric " " 1 

Morin, Samuel " " 5 

8 

" .... " " 14 

" 5 3 

■ " " 5 3 

Morrissey, Michael " " 4 

Murphy, James " " 8 

Nader, Fred u " " 8 

Niskanen, Carl " " 4 



61 



2366 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Ouellette, Alfred 


Berlin 


Lascivious behavior 


8 




Ouellette, Joseph 


« 


Keeping disorderly 
house 


8 




Paline, Oscar 


« 


Drunk 


3 


5 


Paridis, Gedeon 


« 


Gross lewdness 


8 




Pelletier, Maxime 


« 


Unlawful sale liquor 


7 




Petrosek, Nick 




Vagrancy 


8 




Phaneuf, Henry 


« 


Larceny , 


5 




PoUockJohn 


« 


Drunk 


4 




Provencher, Ernest 


« 


« 


10 


6 


Robertson, John 






8 




Robertson, John 




<< 


3 


6 


Robichaud, Louis 


« 


CI 


8 




Ronahan, Maurice 




Larceny 


4 




Rossi, Matthew 


« 


Drunk 


2 


6 


Roy, Jules 






8 




Roy, Wilfrid 


« 




3 




Ryan, Henry 






8 




Sedum, Nahum 


« 


Illegal sale of liquor 


23 


5 


Shaw, Harry 




Stealing 


6 


6 


Sinason, Ivan 


« 


Drunk 


7 


3 


Smith, James 


« 


« 


8 




Stanitar, Victor 


« 




4 




Stewart, Donald 






4 


2 


Stewart, Donald 






8 




Stewart, Donald 






1 


1 


Stewart, Donald 


« 


« 


12 




Stewart, Robert 




Stealing 


7 


1 


Stewart, Robert 


« 


Drunk 


1 


6 


Thibodeau, Russell 




Assault 


4 




Thompson, Clifford 




Drunk 


8 


8 


Timmons, Theodore 




<< 


1 


1 


Tobin, Fred 






1 


1 


Toivari,|Anton 






8 




Tollander, Andrew 






8 




Vaillancourt, Gerard 




Larceny 


10 


2 


Vallee, Ralph 




Breaking and Entering 


25 


6 


Vicaire, Alex 




Drunk 


4 




Weldon/^Robert 




Drunk 


2 


5 


Woodward, Fred 




Stealing 


1 


1 


Berger, Edward 


Colebrook 


Viol.M.V.L.,Gambl'g 


11 


1 


Bressau, Sam 




Drunk 


5 


2 


Bressette, Carl 




Drunk 


3 


5 



62 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



2367 



fi i vt i v; \A qu ri si rH 

Ll I L I S , IvlciyLlclLVJ. 






10 


4 

T 


(iQll^r^t* T t^r> n 




Drunk 


2 


6 


Gately, Thomas 


„ 




j 


4 


Jones, Fred 


,, 


Vinl M V T 

V l(JL. IVI. V . lw* 




3 


■ orcimpp Priori 


,, 






3 


McDonald, Angus 


,, 




5 




iVILLlilCK., JLMlLl 


,, 




1 


6 


P^mx/atc Fran ^ 


„ 


„ 


4 


4 


ITId.ll, nCLUCll 


„ 


it 


1 




R **ri m f~\ t~\ ft \A' i 1 1 1 o m 
rvcClLllvJlliJ, W ILLldLll 


)> 






4 


Roy, Joseph 


,, 


Drunk 


3 


4 


^X//:* net* at* S^mii^l 


)) 




15 


2 


\Y/K i f-^ InKn 
W L11LC, JUllll 


„ 


,, 


1 


6 


Cloutier, Leo 




otealing 


8 


3 


iiirrif*T* T pnnurn 


»> 




7 


6 


VJaUCiy, 1 LIU ILL da 


»» 


,, 


26 




Page, Ernest 




,, 


g 




Houle, Joseph 


Jefferson 


Viol. M. V. L. 


4 




Baresse, Mrs Jeanette 


Lancaster 


Adultery 


35 


1 


Boisseile, David 




DrcaK.lI.lg C*. CHLCIitlg 


35 


1 


Izatt, George 




Contempt of Court 


4 




Letellier, Arthur 




DreaKiiig diiu cin-ciiiig 


35 




Michaud, Edtnond 




I ct \7i r^i i c Art 


35 


6 


Ouelette, John 


>> 


Larceny 


21 


4 


Roby, Fred 




Assault 




2 


Anderson, Elmer Northumberland 


Drunk 


1 


2 


Belasko, Alex 




,, 


4 

T 

4 




Blay, Albert 




,, 


T 

7 
< 




Brooks, Frank 




>> 


4 




Butler, Ernest 




Stealing 


o 


T 


Cahill, Daniel 




Vagrancy 


j 


7 


Cochran, Charles 




Unlawful sale liquor 






Cogavin, Joseph 




Drunk 


7 
L 


l 


Congdon, Ezra 






4 
4 








Stealing 


6 




Coughlin, William 




Drunk 


4 








Vagrancy 


6 




Dale, Michael 




Drunk 


4 




Desrousseau, Ernest 






3 


5 






)> 


6 








>> 


3 


1 



63 



2368 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



Desrousseau, E. Northumberland 


Drunk 


1 6 


Desruissouix, Philip 




4 1 


Doran, Stanley 




3 4 


Dragon, Lotie 




4 


Duffy, Joseph 




3 4 


Dundon, Daniel 


Vagrancy 


6 


Eslinger, James 


Non-Support 


16 


Fitzpatrick, Burton 


Drunk 


4 


Gilmore, Frank 


Vagrancy 


6 


Goff, John 


Drunk 


4 


Goulet, Arthur 


Stealing 


4 


Hand, Francis 

" " " 


Drunk 


2 


Hand, William " 


Viol. Fish & Game 


4 

laws 2 


Jenness, Herbert 


Assault 


37 1 


Lanagan, Lawrence 


Drunk 


4 


Landry, William 




4 


Lebreque, William 


Vagrancy 


6 


Lintanovitch, Andrew " 


Drunk 


4 


Litanovitch, Mike 




A 
I 


Matterson, William 


« 


4 


McDonald, Emory 


Larceny 


6 


McKenzie, George 


Drunk 


. 4 1 


McKinnon, Ambrose 




3 4 


McLean, George 




4 

4 


McLean, James 


t< 


2 


Meade, John J. 


<< 


3 1 


Mickola, John " 
>> »i ■» 




4 


Mitchell, Vincent 


Larceny 


4 

19 3 


Morrissette Charles 


Drunk 


A 
t 


Needer, Fred 


<« 


4 


O'Connor, Albert 


Assault 


6 


Paradis, Gedeon 


Vagrancy 


4 


Preux, John 


Drunk 


4 


Pulkkinen, Pakki 


Vagrancy 


5 


Rich, John " 


Non-Support 


6 2 


Robinson, John 


Drunk 


4 


Sincoe, Walter " 




3 4 


Stewart, Robert 




4 




Stealing 


6 

6 



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Sullivan, Cornelius 




Vagrancy 


A 
I 


j 


Sullivan, Fred 


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Drun 1c 


J 


j 


1 ctllllld.Il, W dlld.CC 


,, 




3 


A 
T 


Williams WenHpll 


„ 


,, 


4 




\X/ond« Frf»rl 


„ 


d>arcying concealed 










weapons 


16 


3 


^X^ronko wsky, Stif 




Stealing 


14 




1_)L> U Ll I CclU , Cdn 


JLCWdLLalUWll 


Til 1 

Illegal escape 


4 


2 


L/ClLy, V CLUUli 


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Drunk 




5 




„ 




2 


1 


Pilo*jt"(=" K qu m Ann 
JTllgctLC, i\d y iUOUL 


>> 


Absconding 


4 


2 




„ 


Unlawful escape 


1 




Greathoue, Robert 




Gross lewdness 




4 


Leclere, Edward 


„ 


Unlawful escape 


4 


7 

L 


Lozier, Joseph 


„ 


Viol. Fish ck Game L 


aws 5 




i\ LU1 ul, OdIUUCL 


>» 


Illegal escape 


4 


2 


Morrow, Pete 


>> 


Lascivious behavior 


20 


1 


Newingham, William 


„ 


Drunk 




I 


Robicheau, George 


»» 


Viol. Fish ck Game Laws 4 




Roby, Thomas 




Viol. M. V. L. 




V 2 


Timmons, Theodore 




Unlawful escape 


3 


2 


Boswell, Frederick 


Whitefield 


Viol. M. V. L. 




5 


Duff, Samuel 




Stealing 


16 


3 


Hansen, Ivan 




Stealing 


21 


6 


Richards, Amos 


»> 


Drunk 


7 




Robinson, Ira 






9 


4 


Woods, Joseph 




Vagrancy 


14 





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Many improvements, including repairs, new farm equipment, 
new horses, steel grille in the jail, etc. were paid for in 1940 and are ex- 
plained in detail in another section of this report. 

In the past the hospital expense has been listed with the plant 
expense. In order to make a place for this important item on our dis- 
tribution sheet we have combined the two items, dairy and farming. 
Our report this year shows the expense of Jail and House of Correction, 
Farming, Hospital, and Plant, which gives a clearer picture of the separate 
branches of our instiution. 

During the past year many individuals and organizations includ- 
ing The Mohawk Ice Cream Co., Jax Theatre, Girl Scouts of West 
Stewartstown, Canaan and Colebrook, Womens Club and the W. 
C. T. U., have been very generous in donating candy, fruit, ice cream> 
games, entertainment and magazines. All have been appreciated by the 
inmates and we are most grateful for them. 

Rev. Miss H. H. Albee, Minister of the Protestant Church, and 
Rev. L. Rodolphe Drapeau, Catholic Priest, have given unsparingly of 
their time, vesiting the sick and holding services for their parishoners. 

Especially we want to thank the Fiscal Agent, Doctors, and all 
employees who have done so much to help us with our work, Without 
their constant assistance it would be smpossible to show the reductions 
in operating costs that have been made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DON W. STEVENS 
Superintendent 

VESTA C. STEVENS 
Matron 



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Real Estate Inventory 



County Farm Buildings, Ladd Farm, Wood Lots, Boiler 




House and All Lands 


$ 225,000.00 


Piggery and Slaughter House 


8,000.00 


Jail and House of Correction 


45,000.00 


Water System 


10,000.00 


Colebrook Court House and Equipment 


10,000.00 


Lancaster Court House and Equipment 


40,000.00 


Berlin Court House and Equipment 


50,000.00 


Wood yard, shed, blacksmith shop, garage, tool house 


12,960.00 




$400,960.00 



Personal Property Inventory 

OFF COUNTY FARM 

West Milan-Government lot -fuel wood 128.33 cords at 4.75 $ 609.57 

Randolph-A. G. Holt-Lowe lot 212.38 cords at 5.40 1,146.85 

." " " " field 61.32 cords at 6.75 413.91 

" " " Hunt lot 1833.77 cords at 5.50 10,085.73 

" " " " field 374.70 cords at 6.75 2,529.22 

" " " " lot-pulp wood 34.98 cords at 6.50 227.37 

Berlin Wood Yard - 4-foot fuel wood 3,122.48 cords at 8.00 24,979.84 

" 4-foot pulp wood 11.88 cords at 8.00 95.04 

" fitted hardwood 15.00 cords at 11.00 165.00 

" fit ed softwood 6.00 cords at 7.00 42.00 

" 4-ft soft slabwood 18.48 cords at 5.50 101.64 

Buber Saw Mill Yard - 4 ft. soft slabwood 62.50 cords at 2.50 156.25 

" edgings 4.00 cords at 1.50 6.00 

5,885.82 cords $ 40,558.42 
Trucks at wood yard - 1938 Ford $ 400.00 
1940 " 800.00 
Tractor at wood yard 325.00 

Tools at wood yard 1,287.50 ' 2,812.50 

Total personal property inventory exclusive 

of County Farm $ 43,370.92 



67 



Report of Clerk of Superior Court 



APRIL TERM, 1940 
Debits 

Services allowed by Court 
Attendance at Court 
Printing Docket complete 
Recording and indexing judgments 
Coos County Democrat, printing blanks 
Premium on Clerk's bond 

Mittimuses, capiases, certificates and other state process 

Postage and express 

Clerk's fees (47) state entries 

Carl Larson, office supplies 

Phaneuf Company, law lists for docket 

Fines paid to Director of Fish & Game 

Fines paid to Motor Vechicle Department 

Miscellaneous for office use 



Credits 

19 Dockets charged lawyers 
152 entries 

Telephone tolls collected 

Fines, costs and forfeitures 

State vs. William Forbush 
State vs. Archie Holden 
State vs. Amey Blakejy 
State vs. Raymond Clarke 
State vs. Raoul Parent 
State vs. Bernard Finson 
State vs. Fred Lafferty 
State vs. Philip Beaton 
State vs. Charles Linnell 
State vs. Everett Brown 

County Order No. 2522 



$1,250.00 
390.00 
294.30 
163.30 
68.00 
25.00 
51.65 
62.35 
14.10 
8.16 
8.16 
95.00 
200.00 
2.45 

$2,632.47 



$ 19.00 
136.80 
3.25 

164.00 
44.50 
10.50 
11.80 
225.00 
3.50 
75.00 
21.30 
3.50 
24.02 
1,890.30 

$ 2,632.47 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 2373 

OCTOBER TERM, 1940 
Debits 

Services allowed by the Court $1,250.00 

Attendance at Court 725.00 

Printing docket complete 265.25 

Recording and indexing judgments 140.30 

Coos County Democrat, printing blanks 23.25 

Mittimuses, capiases, certificates and other state process 41.60 

Clerk's fees (27) state entries 8.10 

Postage and express 37.28 

Phaneuf Press, law lists for docket 4 68 

Cragg Bindery, binding judgments 15.39 

Shepard's Citations, annual subscription 10.00 

H. F. Carr, rolls and repairs for typewriters 20.40 

Carl Larson, office supplies 18.50 

Ralph Porter, repairing adding machine 5.00 

Boston Law Book Co., law phamphlet .75 

Motor Vehicle Commissioner, fines 200.00 

Fish and Game Department, fines 50.00 

Miscellaneous for office .30 

$ 2,815.80 

Credits 

20 dockets charged lawyers $ 20.00 

173 Entries 155.70 
Fines, costs and forfeitures: 

State vs. Joseph Hamel 125.00 

State vs. Mayland Jonah 35.00 

State vs. Grant Clark 150.00 

State vs. George Miklitch 87.00 

State vs. D. Edgar Rowell 97.83 

State vs. H. Calder Crawford 26.02 

Contents of slot machines libelled 40.12 

Telephone tolls collected 6.55 
County order No. 2542 $ 2,815.80 

$ 2,072.08 

Respectfully submitted, 



FRED C. CLEAVELAND 
Clerk 



69 



Solicitor's Report 



February 1, 1941 

Hon. Alexander F. Thompson, 

Fiscal Agent, 

Court House, 

Berlin, New Hampshire. 

Dear Sir: 

I enclose herewith my report as Solicitor for Coos County 
for the year ending December 31, 1940. This report covers a 
record of the cases handled by my office in the Superior Court 
during the year. 

APRIL TERM, 1940 

1 State v. Norman Arsenault 

Indictment: Mischievous taking of automobile. 
Plea: Guilty. 
Continued for sentence. 

2 State v. Norman Arsenault 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Placed on probation for three years. 

3 State v. Jeannette Baresse 
Indictment: Adultery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Sentenced to serve one year in the House of Correction. 

4 State v. Adelard Belanger 

Indictment: Mischievous taking of automobile. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

5 State v. Adelard Belanger 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny (3 
counts) 

Plea: Guilty, (on three counts) 

Respondent sentenced to serve a term of not less than four 
nor more than seven years in State's Prison at hard 
labor in Concord. 



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6 State v. Adelard Belanger. 
Indictment: Arson. 

Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

7 State v. David Boisselle 
Indictment: Receiving stolen goods. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 
Correction and to pay a fine of $100.00. 

8 State v. Everett C. Brown 
Indictment: Fraudulent check. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than a year and a 
day nor more than 2 years in State's Prison at hard 
labor in Concord. Prison sentence suspended. Mitti- 
mus to issue at call of Solicitor. 

9 State v. Walter Ciechon 
Indictment: Accessory after the fact. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 and placed on 
probation for 3 years. 

10 State v. Clifton Co veil 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent placed on probation for 2 years. 

11 State v. Raymond H. Clark 

Indictment: Shooting human being in mistake for game. 
Indictment quashed upon payment of costs. 

12 State v. Leo Doyon 

Indictment: Accessory after the fact. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay $50.00 for costs and placed on 
probation for 3 years. 

13 State v. Albert Doyon 
Indictment: Robbery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to serve not less than four nor more 
than seven years in State's Prison at hard labor in 
Concord. 



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2376 COOS COUNTY REPORT 

14 State v. Albert Doyon 
Indictment: Forgery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

15 State v. Clarence Goulet 

Indictment: Mischievous taking of automobile. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

16 State v. Clarence Goulet 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny (3 

counts) 
Plea: Guilty on all counts. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than three nor more 
than five years in State's Prison at hard labor in 
Concord. 

17 State v. Clarence Goulet 
Indictment: Arson. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

18 State v. Clarence Goulet 

Indictment: Breaking and entering in the night time and 

larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 
IP State v. George Grover 

Indictment: Attempt to commit incest. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than seven nor 
more than ten years in State's Prison at hard labor 
in Concord. 

20 State v. Roland H. Guilmette 
Indictment: Arson on two counts. 

Plea: Not guilty by reason of insanity. Committed to State 
Hospital. Found sane. Plea changed to guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than three nor 
more than five years in State's Prison at hard labor 
in Concord. 

21 State v. Joseph Hamel 

Indictment: Reckless driving, death ensuing. 
Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 



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2377 



Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $100.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $25.00, fine and costs to be paid within ninety- 
days' time. Respondent placed on probation until Court 
order satisfied. 

State v. Hector Heroux 

Indictment: Conveying tools in jail. 

Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve 90 days in the House of 

Correction. House of Correction sentence suspended. 
State v. Raymond Jackson 
Indictment: Forgery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than a year and a 
day to two years in State's Prison at hard labor in 
Concord. 

State v. Mayland Jonah 

Indictment: Mortgaging personal property without disclos- 
ing prior lien. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $25.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $10.00, fine and costs to be paid on or before 
September 1, 1940. Respondent placed on probation 
for 1 year. 

State v. Fred Lafferty 

Appeal from Gorham Municipal Court. 

Charge: Accessory to the killing of a deer by the use of a 

jack. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by jury and found guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of 

$50.00 and costs assessed at $25.00. 
State v. Arthur Letellier 

Indictment: Breaking and entering in the daytime and lar- 
ceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 

Correction. 
State v. Edmond Michaud 
Indictment: Unnatural and lascivious act. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 
Correction. 

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2378 



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28 State v. Harry Oleson 

Indictment: Aiding and assisting in escape of prisoners 
from County Jail. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later plea changed to guilty. 
Respondent sentenced to serve 90 days in the House of 
Correction. House of Correction sentence suspended. 

29 State v. John Ouellette 
Indictment: Aiding in escape. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

30 State v. John Ouellette 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve 60 days in the House of 
Correction. 

31 State v. Raoul Parent 

Indictment: Failure to return to scene of accident. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent orderd to pay a fine of $200.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $25.00. 

32 State v. Henry Roberge 

Indictment: Entering in the night time and larceny (3 

counts) 
Plea: Guilty on all counts. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than three nor 
more than five years in State's Prison at hard labor 
in Concord. 

33 State v. Henry Roberge 
Indictment: Arson. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

34 State v. Henry Roberge 

Indictment: Mischievous taking of automobile. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

35 State v. Fred Roby 
Indictment: Aggravated assault. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by jury and found guilty of simple assault. Respond- 
ent sentenced to serve 90 days in the House of Cor- 
rection. 



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2379 



36 State v. Hairy Shaw 
Indictment: Fraud. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent placed on probation for 3 years. 

37 State v. Paul Stenberg 

Indictment: Attempt to produce miscarriage of instruments. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $300.00 and costs 

assessed at $10.00. Respondent placed on probation for 

3 years. 

38 State v. Hermenegilde Therrien 
Indictment: Adultery. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 and costs as- 
sessed at S 10.00. Respondent placed on probation for 
1 year. 

39 State v. Justin Edwin Griffin 
Indictment: Incest. 

Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by Court and found not guilty. 

40 State v. Maxwell Washburn 
Indictment: Forgery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent placed on probation for 3 years. 

41 State v. Aime Lepage 

Appeal from Berlin Municipal Court. 
Charge: Violation of Fish & Game Laws. 
Plea: Not guilty. 
Case nolle prossed. 

42 State v. Charles Linnell 

Appeal from Berlin Municipal Court. 
Charge: Violation of Fish & Game Laws. 
Plea: Not guilty. 
Case nolle prossed. 

43 State v. Bernard Finson 

Appeal from Berlin Municipal Court. 
Charge: Violation of Fish & Game Laws. 
Plea: Not guilty. 
Case nolle prossed. 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



OCTOBER TERM, 1940 

1 State v. Willie J. Bergeron 
Indictment: Embezzlement. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than one year and 
a day nor more than 2 years in State's Prison at hard 
labor in Concord. 

2 State v. Calder Crawford. 

Appeal from Lancaster Municipal Court. 
Charge: Driving under the influence. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $26.02. Respondent sentenced to 30 days in 
House of Correction. House of Correction sentence 
suspended. 

3 State v. Henry Doyon 
Indictment: Attempt to commit rape. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by jury and found guilty. Respondent sentenced to 
serve not less than five nor more than eight years in 
State's Prison at hard labor in Concord. 

4 State v. George Dube 
Indictment: Aiding in escape. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

5 State v. George Dube 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 
Correction. 

6 State v. Ralph Jones 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Case nolle prossed. 

7 State v Gilbert Gonyer 
Indictment: Forgery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than one year and a 
day nor more than three years in State's Prison at 
hard labor in Concord. 



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2381 



8 State v. Gilbert Gonyer. 
Indictment: Aiding in escape. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

9 State v. Volney Grant 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 

Plea: Not guilty but later plea changed to guilty. 
Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 

Correction. House of Correction sentence suspended. 

Respondent placed on probation for 3 years. 

10 State v. Leona Grondin 
Indictment: Adultery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $25.00 and further sentenced to serve 90 days 
in the House of Correction. 

11 State v. Ashford Hazzard 
Indictment: Aggravated assault. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 
Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 
Correction. 

12 State v. Jack Johnson 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than one year and 
a day to three years in State's Prison at hard labor in 
Concord. State's Prison sentence suspended. Respon- 
dent placed on probation for 3 years. 

13 State v. Everett Albert Lafoe. 
Indictment: Non-support. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve one year in the House of 

Correction. House of Correction sentence suspended. 

Respondent placed on probation for 1 year. 

14 State v. George Miklitch 
Indictment: Adultery. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 and costs as- 
sessed at $25.00 and further sentenced to serve 90 days 
in the House of Correction. 



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2382 



COOS COUNTY REPORT 



15 State v. Robert Shevlin 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. Respondent ordered to return 
to State's Prison in Concord for violation of probation. 

16 State v. Edwin Thomas. 
Indictment: Incest. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve not less than twelve nor 

more than fifteen years in State's Prison at hard labor 

in Concord. 

17 State v. Gerard T. Vaillancourt 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 
Plea: Guilty. 

Respondent sentenced to serve 1 year in the House of Cor- 
rection. 

18 State v. Maria G. Whedon 
Indictment: Arson. 

Plea: Not guilty. 

Case continued for sentence. 

19 State v. Graydon Williams 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 
Case continued for sentence. Respondent placed on proba- 
tion for 3 years. 

20 State v. Joseph Patenaude 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 
Case continued for sentence. Respondent placed on proba- 
tion for 3 years. 

21 State v. Bert McLain 
Indictment: Arson. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by jury and found not guilty. 

22 State v. D. Edgar Rowell 

Appeal from Stewartstown Municipal Court. 
Charge: Violation of Fish & Game Laws. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Trial by jury and found guilty. Respondent ordered to pay 
a fine of $50.00 and costs assessed at $47.83. 



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COOS COUNTY REPOR1 



2383 



23 State v. Jay J. Gould 
Indictment: Fraudulent check. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Case nolle prossed. 

24 State v. Elmer J. Gould 
Indictment: Fraudulent check. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Case nolle prossed. 

25 State v. Elmer J. Gould 
Indictment: Fraudulent check. 
Plea: Not guilty. 

Respondent discharged upon motion. 

26 State v. Frederick Tremblay 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 
Case continued for sentence. 

27 State v. Frederick Tremblay 
Indictment: Grand larceny. 

Plea: Not guilty, but, later changed to guilty. 
Case continued for sentence. 

In the various Municipal Courts, throughout the County, 
a great number of minor violators were prosecuted as they 
presented themselves. 

I wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt and 
sincere appreciation for the fine cooperation from Sheriff 
Moses, all the Deputies in the Sheriff's Department, from 
Marshal Walter Hynes and all of his men, from Superinendent 
Colbath, Sergeant Swift and Troopers Johnson, Boisvert and 
Sherman of the State Police. The unselfish and whole-hearted 
cooperation from all of these men has made possible the solu- 
tion of crimes and the conviction of parties responsible for 
them, and. has greatly eased the task of subsequent prepar- 
ation of cases. 

Herbert Schnare, of the Probation Department, has been 
a great help to me in the preparation of records, and also, in 
the investigation of juvenile matters. 



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COOS COUNTY REPORT 



I further wish to express my appreciation to you and the 
members of your Department, to the members of the State 
Department of Public Welfare, and, to the Agent of the New 
Hampshire Children's Aid & Protective Society for the help 
given and interest shown in the preparation of cases arising 
from these sources. 

In closing, may I say a sincere "thank you" to all who, in 
any way, helped to render more efficient the administration of 
my Department? 



Respectfully submitted, 



FML — L 
Enc. 



F. MAURICE LaFORCE 
Solicitor. 



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Sheriff's Report 



Berlin, N. H., January 1, 1941 

To Alexander F. Thompson, Fiscal Agent for the County 
of Coos: 

As Sheriff of Coos County I herewith submit the annual 
report of Court expenditures of this department for the calen- 
dar year ending December 31, 1940. 

April, 1940, Term of Superior Court held at Lancaster 



Paid Rev. William Thistle for opening prayer $ 3.00 

Hick's Restaurant, meals for prisoners 15.95 

Lancaster Inn, meals for jurors 101.48 

Tony Facchini, meals for prisoners at Berlin 23.00 

Alex Dumesnil, 1 day Court attendance 5,00 

Alex Dumesnil, travel and dinner 6.60 

A. J. Kenney, 17 days Court attendance 85.00 

I. D. Ellingwood, 21 days Court attendance 105.00 

I. D. Ellingwood, travel and meals 54.60 

E. H. Jordan, 22 days Court attendance 110.00 

E. H. Jordan, travel and meals 52.80 

L. E. Moses, 68 days Court attendance 340.00 



Grand Total $ 902.43 

July, 1940, Special Session Superior Court, Lancaster 

Paid A. J. Kenney, 2 days Court attendance $ 10.00 

E. H. Jordan, 3 days Court attendance 15.00 
E. H. Jordan, travel and meals 7.20 
L. E. Moses, 17 days Court attendance 85.00 



Grand Total $ 117.20 
October, 1940, Term of Sup'erior Court, Berlin 

Paid Rev. H. Murray Elliott, for opening prayer $ 3.00 

George's Diner, meals for prisoners 13.40 
Hick's Restaurant, Lancaster, dinner for jurors 

on view in a criminal case 8.35 



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Berlin Street Railway, bus transportation of 



jurors on view in a criminal case 12.00 

Tony Facchini, meals for prisoners 11.90 

E. H. Jordan, 27 days Court attendance 135.00 

E. H. Jordan, meals and travel 171.60 

George Studd, Hotel Costello, meals for jurors 23.35 

A. J. Kenney, 1 day Court attendance 5.00 

A. J. Kenney, travel and dinner 6.60 

Alex Dumesnil, 31 days Court attendance 155.00 

L. E. Moses, 67 days Court attendance 335.00 

L. E. Moses, 31 days travel and meals 204.60 



Grand Total $1,084.80 



It is indeed gratifying to me at this time to be absolutely 
sincere in stating that I have, during the past year, as in prev- 
ious years, had the very best cooperation from all members of 
the various law enforcement departments in Coos County, al- 
ways willing to aid when requested, regardless of time or 
weather, and I herewith extend thanks to all the Deputy 
Sheriffs; to Col. George A. Colbath and all his efficient assist- 
ants; to City Marshall Walter Hynes and his entire personnel 
in the City of Berlin; and to all State Conservation Officers 
in doing a fine job watching out for the protection of our 
natural fish and game resources. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LESTER E. MOSES, Sheriff 



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Chaplains' Report 



To the Officials of the Coos County Almshouse and Jail: 

Another year is closed. Its privileges and responsibilities 
thereof are sealed. In the County Institutions people in their 
needs have been ministered unto, supplied, restrained; man 
also in his spiritual capacity has been encouraged to find peace 
in the Inifinite Lord. Services and calls and response to special 
demands have been offered throughout the year. The voice of 
praise and testimony from earnest witnesses visiting the ser- 
vices has ever been appreciated. 

Laboring with those in charge, serving the afflicted and 
discouraged, has been welcomed as precious opportunities in 
ministering unto Him who "came to seek and to save." 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. H. ALBEE, Chaplain 

During the past year, we have tried to bring consolation 
and happiness to all the inmates of the institution. This, we 
have done, by ministering to their spiritual needs and by pre- 
paring them for a better life in the next world. Their resigna- 
tion to the will of God and their patient bearing with the evils 
of this life in union with the sufferings of Christ, will deserve 
for them eternal happiness. 

In the fulfilment of our work of mercy we must acknow- 
ledge with gratefulness the Christian cooperation received at 
all times from those in charge of the institution, the Superin- 
tendent and his wife, the doctors, the nurses and all others. 
May Almighty God bless them and make the Institution a real 
home of peace and rest. 

REV. L. RODOLPH DRAPEAU. 



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Physician's Report 



The following is a list of births and deaths occuring at the 
Coos County Almshouse during the year 1940: 



DEATHS 



Louis Geizer (Town of Stratford) 


January 


17 


Charles Bennett 


January 


13 


Claude Heath (Town of Stewartstown) 


February 


5 


Elaire Lender 


March 


12 


Frank Morin 


April 


3 


Edward Hunt (Town of Lancaster 


April 


12 


Sam Tararuk 


April 


15 


David Commeau 


May 


31 


Willie J. Nutting (Town of Pittsburg) 


August 


1 


William Gardner 


October 


22 


Joseph Dupius 


October 


23 


Ivan Lull (Town of Colebrook) 


November 


16 


John Gilbert 


December 


19 


Juliette Henry 


December 




Jeanette Henry 


December 


V27 


Stanley Sweeney (Town of Stewartstown) 


December 


28 


Percy Robichaud 


December 


29 


BIRTHS 






Roger Sweatt (Town of Columbia) 


January 


12 


Gary Melvin Coolidge 


February 


22 


Lorraine Rose Gagne (Town of Canaan) 


August 


12 


Don Irving Grant 


November 


17 



To the Fiscal Agent, County Commissioners, Superintend- 
ent and Matron of Almshouse and Jail. 



I want to express my appreciation for the mutual aid and 
the perpetual interchange of good offices which I have re- 
ceived from you in prescribing for and treating inmates at 
Almshouse and Jail during the past year. 

That help has generated kindliness of feeling, and a lasting 
warmth of attachment to the home and its inmates. 

Especially do I want to thank the Superintendent and 
Matron for the ready sympathy and dexterous helpfulness at 
all times. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BLODGETT, M. D. 



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